On Sunday, November 23rd at 4pm, the Christmas Choir will have their first practice. If you have a voice, please come out and sing your heart out with all the classic Christmas Hymns.
Church members of First Baptist Church surround our pastor with daily and weekly prayer. Each Sunday they gather in the pastor’s office to pray during the worship service. They pray for the prayer cards turned into the offering plate that week and they pray for the people and the pastor while the Word of God is being proclaimed.
A vibrant ministry for those who are 50 and older at First Baptist Church.
Legacy meets on the second Saturday of each month at 6 pm at the church.
Here is the information on the upcoming Legacy meeting.
To keep up with all the planned events at First Baptist Church of Eaton Rapids check the church calendar here
Dear Congregation of First Baptist Church,
I want to share a few thoughts from the Council of Elders as we move forward from this significant day.
I know most of you are still trying to process the news from today's service, regarding the resignation of Pastor Scott Boles. The events of this day will have a huge impact on not only this church but also this community. There are a few things to keep in mind:
• This is God's church and He is still in charge. What we face in the months ahead, God has been thinking about for .... well... forever. He already has our future figured out – we just have to follow Him.
• Over the next 2 months, Scott & Marcie are going to be up to their eyeballs in all the things that need to be done during a transition like this. I know you'll want to be with them as much as you can but please respect their time and their needs. We hope to have some opportunities for all of us to come together, say goodbye and wish them well.
• I want you to know how much faith the Council has in you – the people of First Baptist. We will surely come together as brothers and sisters united in one faith, responsive to one Spirit, obedient to one God and walking with one Savior. We will remain in God's will. Right now we're united in our support of Scott & Marcie, secure in the knowledge that God will lead them forward.
I want you to know that the Council of Elders has been working hard to make our transition to new leadership as smooth as possible. These are the steps we are looking to take:
Many may recognize Kiefer Tyler, age 24, as the drummer on stage each week during Sunday worship, leading the kids in song during Vacation Bible School, or teaching teenagers about Jesus at Youth Group.
"Every Sunday is like a family reunion," Kiefer said regarding why he loves First Baptist Church. "Everybody is always so happy to see each other. It is a family."
Kiefer moved to Eaton Rapids in 1998. He began attending First Baptist Church about 8 or 9 years ago, but started attending Youth Group a couple of years prior to that.
"I became a Christian in Youth Group, about 8th or 9th grade," said Kiefer. "One night at Youth Group, Aaron Jones (former FBC youth pastor) was teaching on how Jesus died for our sins, and I remember receiving Christ and asking for forgiveness."
Two ministries Kiefer is involved in at FBC are Praise Team and Youth Group. "I love being able to serve in each of these areas," he said
Kiefer's hobbies include hunting, fishing and spending time with family. His favorite movie is Blades of Glory. "I am huge into comedy movies," he said.
The best book he has read recently is called All-In. "I liked it because it was focused on strengthening our relationship with Christ," Kiefer said.
What would Kiefer like his church family to know about him?
"I like meeting new people," he said. "And I enjoy listening to other people's stories."
New Poll Finds Evangelicals' Favorite Heresies
Survey finds many American evangelicals hold unorthodox views on the Trinity, salvation, and other doctrines.
Kevin P. Emmert/ OCTOBER 28, 2014
Most American evangelicals hold views condemned as heretical by some of the most important councils of the early church.
A survey released today by LifeWay Research for Ligonier Ministries "reveals a significant level of theological confusion," said Stephen Nichols, Ligonier's chief academic officer. Many evangelicals do not have orthodox views about either God or humans, especially on questions of salvation and the Holy Spirit, he said.
OAK RIDGE, Tenn. — Sam Brobst took a "Learning Your Spiritual Gift" course at Full Life Center, a charismatic church, and felt the Lord leading him to prophesy during meetings. But when Brobst opened his mouth the first time, he and others were surprised by what came out: pirate speak.
"We were in the middle of worship, when this voice rings out, 'Yar! Hear the word of the Lord — the Lord of the mighty seas!'" says one witness. "It was straight out of a Disneyland ride."
Brobst says he can't help it: when the Spirit moves upon him, he clamps one eye shut and his voice becomes gravelly and menacing. On a recent Sunday, he prophesied, "Avast ye, mateys! Hear the word from our Cap'n: No fear have ye of storms and scallywags, says ye? Argh! But I be seein' your true hearts. For I see below quarterdecks, says I. Ye be tremblin' in the face of scurvy dogs. But pay them no heed. For I be preparin' to pour down plenty o' booty upon ye. So be of cheer, me hearties! Ye be loved of the Cap'n."
Fall Bible Study Dates
Various bible studies will be starting back up soon. Below are the individual dates/times.
Women's Bible Study - On Tuesday's, starting September 2nd at 7pm in the Fellowship Hall
Men's Bible Study - On Wednesday's, starting September 3rd at 7am in the Fellowship Hall
JAM (4th-6th Grade) - On Monday's, starting September 8th at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall
For all those that enjoy reading their future, follow this link to read your Horoscopes.
Youth Group (7th-12th grade) 6-8pm (Every other week during the summer)
Prayer Meeting 7pm
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